Archive for the ‘Slogans’ Category

I’m silently labeling you an asshole

October 5, 2017

Accidentally encountered on the net yesterday: this t-shirt triumph of supercilious peeving:

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It’s also available on signs, mugs, plaques, and goodness knows what else. Dare I hope for underwear?

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Fags Before Flags, and other in-your-face t-shirts

May 14, 2017

(Plain talk about men’s bodies and sexual practices, so use your judgment.)

Thanks to Greg Parkinson for a link to this John Crisvitello t-shirt:

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The slogan is a send-up of the odious BROS BEFORE HOS, preserving only the rhyming, the street language, and a message about balancing allegiances. My reading of the slogan is that it calls for gay men to generally value bonds to other gay men — fags stand with fags — over the sorts of allegiances expressed in flags: nationality, regional identity, religion, race and ethnicity, political affiliation, etc.

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Play with Obi Wan Kenobi

March 23, 2016

Today on Pinterest, a couple of plays on the name Obi Wan Kenobi (of Star Wars fame): a Latino variant and a food variant. May the silliness be with you!

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Juan with his lightsaber

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Obi Wan Cannoli

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Viking Kids

January 18, 2016

Posted on Facebook yesterday, this entertaining composition:

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The caption combines two kinds of word play on the original It takes a village to raise a child: a word exchange, of village and child; and a pun on raise / raze. And it alludes to the reputation of the Vikings as ravaging and pillaging as they move across the countryside.

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Search for the magic slogan

August 2, 2015

Today’s Dilbert, with a brainstorming session at the office:

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All they need is a magic slogan, in three words, clearly explaining everything the new product does. Labels — names — aren’t good at doing this task, and slogans (which are primarily designed for conveying emotions) are even worse than labels.

And yes, Alice, “Keep Doing It” is in some sense already taken. Several times, probably.

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It’s not hoarding

June 21, 2015

… if it’s books:

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